Students in Shipley's Upper School are provided with a variety of opportunities to pursue new endeavors, passions, and challenges. Our program is designed to allow our students to forge their own individual paths and to fully realize their potential. Join us for a conversation with various Upper School administrators, faculty and students to learn about the opportunities in the Upper School and how our students achieve success in all aspects of our program. There will be a tour following the short program. Registration is required.
Coming to the event? Upper School: 814 Yarrow Street, Bryn Mawr. When you arrive, please feel free to park along the circle or in one of the spots designated for visitors and come to the entrance of the Main Building.
At Shipley, our Middle School is dedicated to ensuring each child feels known, connected, challenged and involved. Along with our well-rounded, rigorous academic program, we teach principles such as respect, responsibility and leadership, and believe in fostering strong interpersonal relationships. Join Shipley's Middle School administrative team for an in-depth look at life in the Middle School and learn what makes it such a special place. There will be a tour following the short program. Registration is required.
Coming to the event? Middle School: 814 Yarrow Street, Bryn Mawr. When you arrive, please feel free to park along the circle or in one of the spots designated for visitors and come to the entrance of the West Middle School.
A Shipley education begins in the Lower School as we lay the foundation for lifelong learning. Come and learn more from our Head of Lower School, Tim Lightman, and various members of the Lower School team, as they talk about why that foundation is so important for your child's educational journey, and what it means to truly know each student as an individual. There will be a tour following the short program. Registration is required.
Coming to the event? Lower School: 1030 Wyndon Avenue, Bryn Mawr. When you arrive, please park in a visitor parking spot in our parking lot and come to the lobby of the Lower School. Look for the tall flagpole to mark the main entrance.
We recognize that an independent school education is a powerful investment in your child’s future as well as a considerable financial commitment. The Shipley School remains committed to making a Shipley education accessible to students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds. Over $7.6 million was awarded to approximately 37% of Shipley's student body for the 2021-2022 school year. This financial support comes from Shipley’s endowment, gifts to the school, and tuition. All awards are based on demonstrated need and are revised on an annual basis, and families of students applying to any grade are welcome to apply for tuition assistance. Please join us for a virtual event as Nan Bussey, Shipley’s Director of Tuition Assistance, outlines our process and answers your questions regarding tuition assistance.
Join the virtual meeting on Wednesday, November 10th at 7:00PM (Eastern Standard Time) from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device. This event is best accessed through Google Chrome.
Making friends at Shipley is easy because everyone shares common interests with each other and being a family is really what we honor. Playing sports and being a part of Student Government is fun and also helps to bond friendships and relationships with coaches or teachers outside of the classroom.
What is the most valuable lesson learned at Shipley?
The most valuable lesson I have learned at Shipley is that it’s okay to not simply fit into one box. I have many different interests that, at first glance, do not cohesively fit together. However, through activities and clubs, I have been allowed to pursue many of them and I believe that each interest makes up my identity.
What advice would you give to new students coming into Shipley?
Don’t be nervous – just go in and have fun and meet new friends. I know that can be hard to do, but everyone is really nice and welcoming!
What do I love most about Shipley?
What do I love most about Shipley? There are so many things I love about Shipley, but if I had to say one thing, it would be community. A community that respects one another, challenges one another and supports one another. The faculty is one of excellence, and my children are extremely fortunate to be part of this amazing community.
What would we want prospective families to know about Shipley?
Shipley is an amazing school that is able to uniquely balance academic rigor with teaching my children to have compassion for themselves and others. Shipley also doesn’t fit a mold for one specific type of child. It also pushes my children to take risks and try things that they may have never thought to try (like school musicals, student government, or public speaking).
Why did we choose Shipley?
We chose Shipley because of the people. As the admission counselor walked us through the school, we had the opportunity to speak with students. We were so impressed by their engagement, poise, and enthusiasm. We wanted that for our daughters.